-Packaging can be cumbersome
-Super chunky glitter
-Should have come with a full or at least travel size UDPP instead of the sample size
-included brush is useless, should have been an eyeliner.
Like many others this is my first UD pallet. I walked into Ulta and it was a sure thing lol, I had been wanted to try UD for a while and thought this would be a great Christmas present for myself lol. When I got to play with it I first noticed the packaging, it is a beautiful bamboo box, and I though it was creative how the top swings, although that can be annoying when the pallet is in use. I love the colors, I'm not a huge fan of mattes and I am a sucker for golds so this was right up my ally.
All the shadows have nice pigmentation, except for one; Uzi. This shade has so much glitter that there is little actual shadow, never the less it is still really pretty. Also all of the sakes are shimmery, and a few are down right glittery! The fall out from the glitter can be a huge pain, but there is no reason to complain about it when you can clearly see that the shades are glittery when you buy it, but it does bear mentioning that you have to work around that when you use these shades. Overall I enjoy all the shadows; Half Baked, Twice Bakes, and Oil Slick being my favs.
I really love this pallet and would purchase again, I do think they should include a larger UDPP, and leave the brush out all together, or replace it with an eyeliner, but I didn't by it for either of those things so they are small potatoes.
Hope this was helpful :-)
This was the first shadow palette I had ever purchased. I really bought it because at the time (2008 I think) it came with a full sized UDPP. I figured that made it a pretty good deal. I really like YDK, Oil Slick, Twice Baked, Half Baked and Flash. I haven't made much use of Kiddie Pool or Flip side but I like them both. I really don't like Uzi or Grifter. The glitter chunks are really annoying. I want to like Midnight Cowboy, but I don't. Overall I've enjoyed the palette, but now that I know what I like I might buy single shadows of the colors I like and the Naked palette which wasn't out at the time.
I went into Sephora around June and saw this palette. I had never used Urban Decay, but had heard so many great things about it's products. My dad actually bought me this, so I can't remember the price. Maybe a rough $36?
The palette comes with ten different colors. I'm a glittery person, so I have no problem with the colors being so shimmery. They're all very wearable, I've come up with many different combinations just using this palette. But there's two eyeshadows that I find pointless, Midnight Cowboy Rides at Night and Uzi. Those are very hard to work with. One of the reasons I wanted this palette was because I thought that Uzi looked beautiful.
The packaging is also really nice, but I don't like how I have to turn it around each time. The first time I opened it, I almost broke it because I was trying to lift the top up.
Plus, it's eco friendly!
colors are beautiful but omg i didnt know they were going to be so glittery!! if you like glitter this is for youu because the shadows are vibrant with a primer but if you dont use a primer youve got to layer these babies just to get it show up good and im pretty light skinned...hate the fallout its so hard getting the glitter to rub off but other than that the colors are pretty im just more into matte shadows. ohhh and yeah the packaging is garbarge the top is broken off cause whatever was holding it in place got loose somehow .. they shouldve just made it where it was able to snap shut and keep it shut!! lol
Bad packaging, awesome colors. Whenever I use this shadows, I do my eye makeup first, they use a setting spray. Wipe under your eyes or wherever else the glitter gets to(Damp cloth or baby wipes). then proceed with primer, foundation...etc.Lovely results without any hassle!
This is the second UrbanDecay palette I've bought, and I think I'm hooked. The shadows are highly pigmented and go on very smoothly and blend well. The only thing that I hate about their palettes is that there is always a few shades with a TON of glitter. Fall all over your face when you blink no matter what you try to do to prevent it glitter. There are some every-day shades, maui wowie (glitter filled), and half baked and twice baked, and then there are much more vibrant, beautifully pigmented shades. Oil slick is the only shade that has glitter that doesn't spill all over your face. The screw at the side gets really loose over time, so you have to tighten it occasionally.
I love this palette. Its my first UD palette. My favorites from the palette are: Kiddie pool, YDK, Flipside, Oil Slick, Grifter and Half Baked.
I love the glitter palettes but one had to use them correctly. You have to "pat" color on top the eye lid. Also, Uzi is a great highlighter and eye opener(a touch inner corner of eye). Also, Uzi lightly patted over YDK is beautiful.
This was my first Urban Decay pallet and I didn't use it near as much as I thought I would. Color pay off is what you expect from Urban Decay, but I am getting a bit old for so much glitter. My favorite color from the pallet has to be YDK! Packaging has to be the worst part of this pallet. The lid is awful!!
Ready to swap this one out for some other Urban Decay pallet
After hearing so much about UD cosmetics, this is the first product I purchased from them. The colors in this pallet are pretty and the sparkle/glitter is what drew me to the product. I swatched the shadows on my hand in the store and they were very pigmented. Problem is, the fallout was horrible. I have used shadows w/glitter before and never had this issue. I had glitter all over my face all day and my eyes were slightly irritated from this product. I took this pallet back to Sephora & exchanged it for another pallet w/different colors & less sparkle. continued >>
I'm kinda sad that so many ple don't like this palette. I love it. I bought this primarily because it was the only palette other that the Alice in Wonerland Book of Shadows that had most othe UD e/s I had my eye on for a while, they are Half Baked, Twice Baked, Midnight Cowboy Rides Again, Flash and Flipside. I also had my eyes on Smog, Mildew and Zero. Anyways, I think the colors are highly pigmented and very blendable. One morning I put Chocolat (Stila) in my crease and put Half Baked on the inner 2/3 rds of my lid and Twice Baked on the outer 1/3 rd. I've never done my e/s so fast. Very very blendable. I used Flipside another time as a pop of color on the bottom lid, beautiful. The e/s are very rich and dual and multi toned. Flipside and Flash have that quality. I've heard bad things about Uzi before and I've ever used it so I can't say. I do see the chunky glitter everyone's talking about I'm sure I could find a use for it.
The bamboo design is beautiful but that swivel is sort of inconvenient. The Brush is not as bad as pple said it is. I thought it as was going to be cheap and scratchy. It is a bit flimsy but the bristles are soft. It could be used for a eyelining, not much else.
I understand that the amount of product in eash e/s pan is about half of the e/s in other regular UD palettes. I guess what youre paying for is that Bamboo packaging. I really didnt mind because I really appreciate the mix of bright colours with the neutrals. It could be used for any occasion. Besides the product that you get is genorous enough to last a while.
Beware that there are no matte shades but this palette is still a good introduction to Urban Decay if you've never had any of their other palettes. You wouldn't be disappointed.